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[center][permalink][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/communityupdate_w.png[/img][/permalink][/center] It's time for another Community Update! We'll cover some basic account security measures you can take to protect your account, the FRFanArt spotlight, elemental holiday recaps, and review our most recent quality of life updates! [center][permalink]Click here to read more![/permalink][/center][more] ----- [b][size=5]Keeping Your Account Secure[/size][/b] On June 28, 2019 we introduced a new article to our Knowledge Base, [b][url=https://flightrising.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030059551]How can I protect my account?[/url][/b] Today we're going to cover some of the basic steps you can take to protect your account from being compromised due to shared information or reused passwords. This is likely old news to players already [b]using strong passwords, not reusing passwords across websites and emails, and not sharing login credentials[/b], but we encourage all of our players to [b][url=https://flightrising.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360030059551]read the full article at your earliest convenience.[/url][/b] [b][size=4]What is an account compromise?[/size][/b] The most frequent type of account compromise we see in the Help Desk is when a couple or friends have a falling out. We know sharing your account seems like it's not a big deal because you're close with this person and you trust them, but doing so puts your account at risk. What is that risk? If you shared your account information or account with a third-party, not only is it in violation of our [b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/site/terms-use]Terms of Use,[/url][/b] Support will not be able to help you recover whatever items, dragons, or currency were removed from your account. The other type of compromise we've seen is when a player has not changed their password for years and is using it across several websites. Breaches can happen to any site at any time [b]and each shared password increases the risk to any account with identical login information.[/b] Support can assist you with this, but it will take awhile and your account will be closed for the duration of the investigation. [b][size=4]Why are we telling you this?[/size][/b] Good account hygiene and best password practices greatly reduces the risk of your account being compromised. If you are sharing your login information, haven't changed your password in a long time, or you use your password with any other website, we encourage you to change your [i]Flight Rising[/i] password right now to protect your account: http://www1.flightrising.com/login/changepass ----- [b][size=5]Fan Art Fridays[/size][/b] For our social media communities, we've introduced Fan Art Friday on [b][url=https://twitter.com/FlightRising]Twitter[/url][/b] and [b][url=http://flightrising.tumblr.com/]Tumblr[/url][/b]! Based on community participation and interest, we will be expanding to other platforms in the future! [b][size=4]How to Participate[/size][/b] Participation is simple—just add [b]#FRFanArt[/b] when you post your [I]Flight Rising[/I] fan art! [b][size=4]Why use the hashtag?[/b][/size] Using this hashtag also communicates to us that it is okay to reblog, retweet, or even spotlight your work on the site! The Community Update spotlight consists of a thumbnail that links directly to your fan art on the platform you shared it to, with either your [I]Flight Rising[/I] account name or your Twitter or Tumblr username if your account name is not readily available. This means if you want your [I]Flight Rising[/I] username included in the credit, please make sure we can find it somewhere on your profile or post. We only spotlight fan art that doesn't contain profanity, nudity, etc. If your username or the post itself has that, your fan art is not eligible for a spotlight. While we may not be able to share all posted fan art, using #FRFanArt is also a way to show off your fan art to new people and fellow players when they browse the tag. [b][size=4]Why Social Media?[/size][/b] There are many of our players who don't visit the forums, just waiting to be engaged. In addition to #FRFanArt on Twitter and Tumblr, we highly recommend checking out the many beautiful pieces of art made by our community on the [url=https://flightrising.deviantart.com/][b]Flight Rising Deviantart Group[/b][/url]. [b][size=4]FRFanArt Friday Spotlight![/size][/b] Click on the preview to be taken to the artist's post! [columns][center][url=https://pai-fr.tumblr.com/post/185990627075/did-you-know-that-pcs-are-canonically-my-favorite][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Pai-110105-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@Pai[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://twitter.com/PyroDraws/status/1146589567430090752][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/PyroDraws-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]PyroDraws[/b][center][nextcol][center][url=https://roopsdragonparty.tumblr.com/post/185683912903/c-o-r-rr-u-pt-e-d-you-ever-draw-a-dragon-you-dont][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Rapirisu-404310-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@Rapirisu[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://chrono-rising.tumblr.com/post/185095472515/the-namless-one-got-new-art-shes-probably-one-of][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/ReiOfLight-325474-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@ReiOfLight[b][/center][/columns] [columns][center][url=https://twitter.com/BewareMirror_fr/status/1123416723003043840][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/BewareMirror-82367-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@BewareMirror[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://fr-cao.tumblr.com/post/185510814061/i-finally-finished-that-piece-of-theabsence-all][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Cao-103435-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@Cao[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://corvidus-fr.tumblr.com/post/185476652320/new-breed-is-pretty-cool][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/corvidus-63434-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@corvidus[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://desukate.tumblr.com/post/185541336631/new-fr-breed-is-fascinating][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/DesuKate-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@DesuKate[/b][/center][/columns] [columns][center][url=https://twitter.com/TZULIN_/status/1138896576154226688][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/TzuLin_-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@Tumultuous[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://twitter.com/Samikiy/status/1143587797892239360][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Samikly-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]Samikly[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://mobian-fr.tumblr.com/post/185806266071/i-drew-my-gaoler-seeker-squad-muse-is-the-brash][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Mobian-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]Mobian[/b][/center][/columns] [columns][center][url=https://matchrising.tumblr.com/post/185021522845/watercolor-portrait-for-my-wind-primal][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Match-86507-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@Match[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://twitter.com/Kakyssa/status/1143667974454370304][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Kakyssa-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]Kakyssa[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://andalorii.tumblr.com/post/185016709312/third-commission-for-brokko][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/Gouldiae-46811-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]@Gouldiae[/b][/center][nextcol][center][url=https://twitter.com/fenmori/status/1144652985269493760][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/fenmori-July19.png[/img][/url] [b]fenmori[/b][/center][/columns] ----- [b][size=5]Flight Festival Recap 2018-2019[/size][/b] For those new to [i]Flight Rising[/i], back when we first opened in 2013, the [I]Flight Rising[/I] community created a tradition that's continued for six (6) years: the creation and hosting of player-created events through a dedicated thread located [b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd]Flight Rising Discussion forum[/url][/b]. Historically, this dedicated thread contains a list of events happening across the forums that players can participate in and also serves as a central discussion point for participating players. Our [b][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/2647737]March Community Update[/url][/b] covered the 2018-2019 [b]Crystalline Gala[/b] and [b]Trickmurk Circus[/b]. Today we’ll cover the 2018-2019 [b]Mistral Jamboree, Wavecrest Saturnalia, and Greenskeeper Gathering![/b] Given the depth and breadth of the player-run events, it’s not always possible to recap every mini-event held. Please take the time to check out each hub to see everything Wind, Water, and Nature had to offer their fellow players this year! [br][br] [center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/2653758][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/wind_contest.png[/img][/url] [i][size=2]All events listed below have completed.[/size][/i][/center] [br] [center][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2647254][size=4]Mistral Jamboree 2019[/size][/url][/b] [/center] [list][*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2640869] Poetry Contest[/b][/url] [i]Tilt your Poet's Tam at a mischievous angle and get to writing your lines without leaving us dangle. The Poetry Contest returns as dragons from all over Sorneith compete with rhyme and meter, words and quills! Six Categories will stretch our Poets to the extreme, but we shall come together and support one another in friendship and celebration of Autumn and Spring, bringing both hemispheres together under Windsinger's wing.[/i] [*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2647713] Masquerade[/b][/url] [i]Wow the crowd dressed in your best during the Mistral Masquerade! Compete against other talented outfit designers to win fabulous prizes and show off your fashion creativity![/i] [*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2648065] Mistral Meals[/b][/url] [i]Think you can cook with the best? Test your culinary skills and see if you can take home the top prize~[/i][/list] [br][br] [center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/2669417][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/water_contest.png[/img][/url] [i][size=2]All events listed below have completed.[/size][/i][/center] [br] [center][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2665445#post_2665445][size=4][WCS Hub] Expedition to the Outer Ocean![/size][/url][/b] [/center] [list][*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2665213] Craig's Sea Shanties[/b][/url] [I]Ever so often above the din, you hear... humming? A quick search reveals a cowboy-hatted Ridgeback perched up in the crow's nest. He brightens at your approach. "Hey! Fixin' to try some song-writin'?" You give him a puzzled look. "Well, I... I'm not s'posed to write any sea shanties this'n trip. But nobody said you couldn't, partner! How about it?"[/I] [*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2668831/1#post_2668831] Letters from the Exalted[/b][/url] [i]Along with the grand fleet of Water's finest ships comes a ragged armada of tag-alongs: fishing boats, catamarans, a handful of yachts, and at least one rusty submarine. Among them is a vessel trailing a banner: Letters from the Exalted. It's a mail ship, delivering missives from the lucky dragons exalted to the deities. Why not hop on board and take a look?[/i] [*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2669279] Reefside Regalia[/b][/url] [I]Dress your dragons in stylish outfits for prizes! Open! Open to Water and non-Water flighters![/i] [/list] [br][br] [center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/2687289][img]http://flightrising.com/dropbox/nature_contest.png[/img][/url] [i][size=2]All events listed below have completed.[/size][/i][/center] [br] [center][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2681378/1][size=4]Greenskeeper 2019 Hub[/size][/url][/b] [/center] [list][*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2682700] Between the Riddles Three[/b][/url] [i]A riddle contest! If you enjoy solving riddles, this contest is for you! New riddles daily.[/i] [*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2683302/1#post_2683302] Dueling Chefs of Sornieth[/b][/url] [I]A cooking contest! If you enjoy cooking or baking, this contest is for you![/I] [*][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2682872] Moo's Fashion Challenge[/b][/url] [I]A dressup contest! If you enjoy dressing up dragons, this contest is for you![/I] [/list] ----- [b][size=5]Quality of Life[/size][/b] Since our last Community Update in March Kaepora's been making his way through our backlog of quality of life (aka "QoL") requests! The [b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/site/dev-tracker]Dev Tracker[/url][/b] was launched, allowing players to following along with [I]Flight Rising[/I] team member forum posts. In [b]Account Settings[/b] it's now possible to: [LIST] [*]Mute all forum pings [*]Go directly to subscribed threads when managing forum subscriptions [*]Preview a vista before applying it for easier dragon/vista matching. [*]Unlink your account from the one listed as your referrer. [/LIST] [b]Forum replies[/b] now [b]hide quotes[/b] that are nested more than 3 levels deep by default. [list][*]Clicking “Show older quotes” in the quote box will reveal the full quote history.[/list] [b]Predict Morphology[/b] received some QoL updates, too: [LIST] [*]It's now possible to randomize a specific category within the tool (gene, breed, sex, eye type, color). [*]Predict Morphology now includes a button to retrieve the scry image URL. [*]Hatchling previews in Foresee Progeny and Nesting Grounds now link to Predict Morphology. [/LIST] Players are now able to [b]preview skins and accents[/b]: [LIST] [*]Stored in your Vault. [*]Actively available for trade at Swipp's. [/LIST] [b]Miscellaneous updates:[/b] [LIST] [*]Sorting options were added to the [b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/dressing]Dressing Room's[/url][/b] apparel search. [*]Pipp and Tripp now work full-time at Swipp's Swap Stand; there will always be three (3) offers available when visiting Swipp's spot at the [b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/trading]Trading Post![/url][/b] [*]Assay Bloodlines now includes the thumbnail and name for both selected dragons for easier and more accurate bloodline checking. [*]Lair filters now highlight dragons eligible for the current day's exalt bonus. [*]Lair filters now highlight dragons that are currently nesting. [*]Improvements were made to the Nesting Grounds to fix an issue where eggs were taking too long to hatch. [*]Bestiary count now remains consistent throughout site. [*]Hovering over the site time near the top of every page now reveals the current server date. Mobile devices can access this with a touch. [*]Trading Post displays icons for Tomo, Crim, Pinkerton, Baldwin, and Galore, allowing players to see at a glance if they've done that vendor's daily or hourly task or trade. [*]Players are now able to select their most recently used emoji by selecting the category 'Recent' in the Emoji Picker. [*]Last but not least, three (3) new emoji were added: Ancient icon, Gaolers, and Nocturnes! [/LIST][center][emoji=ancient size=1] [emoji=gaoler love size=1] [emoji=nocturne love size=1][/center] ----- [i]And before we go, a quick reminder:[/I] [center][emoji=lightning rune size=1] [b]The Thundercrack Carnivale starts on July 28th at 06:00 server time![/b] [emoji=lightning rune size=1][/center]
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It's time for another Community Update! We'll cover some basic account security measures you can take to protect your account, the FRFanArt spotlight, elemental holiday recaps, and review our most recent quality of life updates!




Keeping Your Account Secure

On June 28, 2019 we introduced a new article to our Knowledge Base, How can I protect my account? Today we're going to cover some of the basic steps you can take to protect your account from being compromised due to shared information or reused passwords.

This is likely old news to players already using strong passwords, not reusing passwords across websites and emails, and not sharing login credentials, but we encourage all of our players to read the full article at your earliest convenience.


What is an account compromise?
The most frequent type of account compromise we see in the Help Desk is when a couple or friends have a falling out. We know sharing your account seems like it's not a big deal because you're close with this person and you trust them, but doing so puts your account at risk.

What is that risk? If you shared your account information or account with a third-party, not only is it in violation of our Terms of Use, Support will not be able to help you recover whatever items, dragons, or currency were removed from your account.

The other type of compromise we've seen is when a player has not changed their password for years and is using it across several websites. Breaches can happen to any site at any time and each shared password increases the risk to any account with identical login information. Support can assist you with this, but it will take awhile and your account will be closed for the duration of the investigation.


Why are we telling you this?
Good account hygiene and best password practices greatly reduces the risk of your account being compromised.

If you are sharing your login information, haven't changed your password in a long time, or you use your password with any other website, we encourage you to change your Flight Rising password right now to protect your account: http://www1.flightrising.com/login/changepass




Fan Art Fridays

For our social media communities, we've introduced Fan Art Friday on Twitter and Tumblr! Based on community participation and interest, we will be expanding to other platforms in the future!


How to Participate

Participation is simple—just add #FRFanArt when you post your Flight Rising fan art!


Why use the hashtag?

Using this hashtag also communicates to us that it is okay to reblog, retweet, or even spotlight your work on the site!

The Community Update spotlight consists of a thumbnail that links directly to your fan art on the platform you shared it to, with either your Flight Rising account name or your Twitter or Tumblr username if your account name is not readily available. This means if you want your Flight Rising username included in the credit, please make sure we can find it somewhere on your profile or post.

We only spotlight fan art that doesn't contain profanity, nudity, etc. If your username or the post itself has that, your fan art is not eligible for a spotlight.

While we may not be able to share all posted fan art, using #FRFanArt is also a way to show off your fan art to new people and fellow players when they browse the tag.


Why Social Media?

There are many of our players who don't visit the forums, just waiting to be engaged. In addition to #FRFanArt on Twitter and Tumblr, we highly recommend checking out the many beautiful pieces of art made by our community on the Flight Rising Deviantart Group.


FRFanArt Friday Spotlight!

Click on the preview to be taken to the artist's post!
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Flight Festival Recap 2018-2019

For those new to Flight Rising, back when we first opened in 2013, the Flight Rising community created a tradition that's continued for six (6) years: the creation and hosting of player-created events through a dedicated thread located Flight Rising Discussion forum. Historically, this dedicated thread contains a list of events happening across the forums that players can participate in and also serves as a central discussion point for participating players.

Our March Community Update covered the 2018-2019 Crystalline Gala and Trickmurk Circus. Today we’ll cover the 2018-2019 Mistral Jamboree, Wavecrest Saturnalia, and Greenskeeper Gathering! Given the depth and breadth of the player-run events, it’s not always possible to recap every mini-event held. Please take the time to check out each hub to see everything Wind, Water, and Nature had to offer their fellow players this year!


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All events listed below have completed.

  • Poetry Contest
    Tilt your Poet's Tam at a mischievous angle and get to writing your lines without leaving us dangle. The Poetry Contest returns as dragons from all over Sorneith compete with rhyme and meter, words and quills! Six Categories will stretch our Poets to the extreme, but we shall come together and support one another in friendship and celebration of Autumn and Spring, bringing both hemispheres together under Windsinger's wing.
  • Masquerade
    Wow the crowd dressed in your best during the Mistral Masquerade! Compete against other talented outfit designers to win fabulous prizes and show off your fashion creativity!
  • Mistral Meals
    Think you can cook with the best? Test your culinary skills and see if you can take home the top prize~


water_contest.png
All events listed below have completed.

  • Craig's Sea Shanties
    Ever so often above the din, you hear... humming? A quick search reveals a cowboy-hatted Ridgeback perched up in the crow's nest. He brightens at your approach. "Hey! Fixin' to try some song-writin'?"
    You give him a puzzled look.
    "Well, I... I'm not s'posed to write any sea shanties this'n trip. But nobody said you couldn't, partner! How about it?"

  • Letters from the Exalted
    Along with the grand fleet of Water's finest ships comes a ragged armada of tag-alongs: fishing boats, catamarans, a handful of yachts, and at least one rusty submarine. Among them is a vessel trailing a banner: Letters from the Exalted. It's a mail ship, delivering missives from the lucky dragons exalted to the deities. Why not hop on board and take a look?
  • Reefside Regalia
    Dress your dragons in stylish outfits for prizes! Open! Open to Water and non-Water flighters!


nature_contest.png
All events listed below have completed.






Quality of Life

Since our last Community Update in March Kaepora's been making his way through our backlog of quality of life (aka "QoL") requests!

The Dev Tracker was launched, allowing players to following along with Flight Rising team member forum posts.

In Account Settings it's now possible to:
  • Mute all forum pings
  • Go directly to subscribed threads when managing forum subscriptions
  • Preview a vista before applying it for easier dragon/vista matching.
  • Unlink your account from the one listed as your referrer.
Forum replies now hide quotes that are nested more than 3 levels deep by default.
  • Clicking “Show older quotes” in the quote box will reveal the full quote history.
Predict Morphology received some QoL updates, too:
  • It's now possible to randomize a specific category within the tool (gene, breed, sex, eye type, color).
  • Predict Morphology now includes a button to retrieve the scry image URL.
  • Hatchling previews in Foresee Progeny and Nesting Grounds now link to Predict Morphology.
Players are now able to preview skins and accents:
  • Stored in your Vault.
  • Actively available for trade at Swipp's.
Miscellaneous updates:
  • Sorting options were added to the Dressing Room's apparel search.
  • Pipp and Tripp now work full-time at Swipp's Swap Stand; there will always be three (3) offers available when visiting Swipp's spot at the Trading Post!
  • Assay Bloodlines now includes the thumbnail and name for both selected dragons for easier and more accurate bloodline checking.
  • Lair filters now highlight dragons eligible for the current day's exalt bonus.
  • Lair filters now highlight dragons that are currently nesting.
  • Improvements were made to the Nesting Grounds to fix an issue where eggs were taking too long to hatch.
  • Bestiary count now remains consistent throughout site.
  • Hovering over the site time near the top of every page now reveals the current server date. Mobile devices can access this with a touch.
  • Trading Post displays icons for Tomo, Crim, Pinkerton, Baldwin, and Galore, allowing players to see at a glance if they've done that vendor's daily or hourly task or trade.
  • Players are now able to select their most recently used emoji by selecting the category 'Recent' in the Emoji Picker.
  • Last but not least, three (3) new emoji were added: Ancient icon, Gaolers, and Nocturnes!



And before we go, a quick reminder:



The Thundercrack Carnivale starts on July 28th at 06:00 server time!
Quick reminder, off-topic replies will be removed without warning. Comments or feedback focused on our policies or team must be submitted through Contact Us. Thank you!
Quick reminder, off-topic replies will be removed without warning. Comments or feedback focused on our policies or team must be submitted through Contact Us. Thank you!
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